Year of Feb and Oct rev
Long round the clock queues
Police attacked and struggled to keep order
100,00 workers from 58 different factories
Workers go on strike in other factories to show support
90,000 workers go on strike
50 factories closed
workers join traditional march of women from Petrograd suburbs to the city center along with militant students and women from bread queues
City falls into chaos c240,000 out on streets
Order restored desperate police force in the early evening although day sees no loss of life
Waving red flags, wearing red rosettes, shouting rev slogans and singing 'La Marseillaise'
No obvious organisation of any radical political parties
Some radical distribute emblems and banners bearing political demand
All major factories and most shops shut
No public transport
Violence escalated as Police Chief Shalfeev tries control masses
Civilians killed by soldiers on Nevskil Prospekt
Cossacks refused to attack strikers when ordered
Duma president (Rodzianko)sends tsar telegram-'The situation is serious. The capital is in a state of anarchy. The gov. is paralysed; the transport service has broken down; the food and fuel suppliesare completely disorganised. Discontent is general and on the increase. There is wild shootings in the street. Troops are firing at each other. It is urgent that someone enjoying the confidence of the country be entrusted with the formation of a new gov. There must be no delay. hesitation is failure.'
Nicholas 'That fat-bellied Rodizanko has written some nonsense to which i shall not even bother to reply'
Duma is told to stop meeting
intend to take over gov.
Organise food supplies
Major-General Khabalov- Commander of the Petrograd military district
40 demonstrators in the city killed
Mutiny begins in Volynskii regiment where sergeant shoots his commanding officer dead
66,000 solider mutiny and join protestors arming them 40,000 rifles, police headquarters attacked and prison opened
Duma holds meeting set up 12 provisional committee take over gov.
army High Command, who had gave orders attack city, stopped troops to support duma
Sends telegram to Rodzianko offering to share power in the Duma
Response from the leader- 'The measures you propose are too late. The time for them has gone. There is no return.'
Thesis complied over next few week
Ant-gov demonstration in Petrograd
Lenin flees to Finland
Bolshevik Red Guards are given arms
St Petrograd and Moscow soviet
Meeting held at Bolshevik Central Committee
Of Petrograd Soviet
Led by Bolsheviks
Organised by Military Revolutionary Committee
Took over communication centers
Remaining members Prov Gov arrested
'Revolution' announced second Congress of Soviet
congress adopt Lenin decree on peace and decree on land
Appoints first soviet gov, Council of People's Commissars- Lenin as Chairman
Secret police force